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An open letter to New York University President John Sexton:

NYU’s decision to continue to allow Chick-fil-A to operate on campus is troubling. Chick-fil-A has made opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights an integral part of its business.

Chick-fil-A’s president has made anti-LGBT statements, and the company has pumped money into funding hate groups. Young people, including students who attend NYU and colleges and universities throughout the country, bear the brunt of the toxic environment created by Chick-fil-A’s actions.

The presence of Chick-fil-A directly contradicts NYU’s stated position of creating a welcoming environment. Having this anti-LGBT company on campus sends a devastating message to NYU students, for whom an affirming environment is especially important.

Banning Chick-fil-A from NYU would not, as the Student Senators Council maintains, “limit freedom of expression.” There is a distinction between a university’s obligation to foster academic freedom and its business prerogatives.

NYU is free to choose which companies it supports. With respect to Chick-fil-A, that choice is clear. According to a recent report, Chick-fil-A directed $2 million in ostensibly charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2010. By maintaining a business relationship with Chick-fil-A, NYU is subsidizing anti-LGBT hate.

I ask NYU to listen to its students, faculty, staff and alumni and stop allowing this company to make money on campus. Supporting an anti-LGBT company in New York City is an untenable position, and I urge you to sever your relationship with Chick-fil-A.

Daniel Dromm

City Councilman

(D-Jackson Heights)

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Craig from Long Island says:
A company that uses patron’s money to support hate groups of any kind, is not only devious, it demonstrates that it is okay to promote bullying, encourage criminalization of a minority, and eradicate human rights. Such a corporation should not be allowed in a place of learning. Homosexuality is a natural part of human evolution, to promote hate against one class of Americans causes pain to all Americans.
Aug. 19, 2012, 8:24 am
Lou from Bayside says:
I applaud Chick fil a for not pandering to the deviant , militant homosexual element! Homosexuality is not a natural part of human evolution , rather it is deviant behavior grounded in sin!
Aug. 19, 2012, 3:16 pm
Liann from Left-Coast says:
fully supports the EIGHT TRADITIONAL FORMS OF MARRIAGE IN THE BIBLE, because it would be arrogant and contemptuous to GOD for corporate money grubbers to defy GOD!

1: Polygamous Marriage (lots of same-sex women married all together with one man, 1 Kings 11:3, CH 11:21 Rehoboam had eighteen wives and sixty concubines)
2: Leverite Marriage (bigamy with brother's heirless widow, (De 25:5))
3: A Man, A Woman, and Her Property (wife's slave, Gen. 16:1-6, Gen. 30:4-5)
4: A Man, One or More Wives, and some Sex Slave Concubines (Judges 19:1-30, David's son, Solomon, chose 700 wives and 300 concubines, totaling 1,000 women in 1 Kings 11:3)
5: A Male Soldier and a Female Prisoner of War (DT 21:10-14, NU 31:17-18, )
6: A Male Rapist and His Victim (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)
7: A Male Slave and A Female Slave
8: Monogamous Heterosexual Marriage

I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, "We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage." ... I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.

fully supports the SELLING DAUGHTERS INTO SLAVERY IN THE TRADITION OF THE BIBLE, (Exodus 21:7-11) because it would be arrogant and contemptuous to GOD for corporate money grubbers to defy GOD!

fully supports the SELLING DAUGHTERS INTO SEX-SLAVERY-CONCUBINAGE IN THE TRADITION OF THE BIBLE, (Exodus 21:7) because it would be arrogant and contemptuous to GOD for corporate money grubbers to defy GOD!

fully supports the TRADITION OF MALE EMPLOYEES SWEARING IMPORTANT PROMISES TO THE BOSS WHILE HOLDING ONTO THE BOSS'S NAKED TESTICLE SACK IN THE TRADITION OF THE BIBLE, (GE 24:2-9, 47:29 ) because it would be arrogant and contemptuous to GOD for corporate money grubbers to defy GOD!
Aug. 19, 2012, 7:54 pm
Trump from Bensonhurst says:
Congressman Dromm is a fascist thug
Aug. 19, 2012, 11:48 pm
rp from manhattan says:
i am for gay marriage and also for chick fil a. the majority are in nyc.
Aug. 22, 2012, 10:27 am

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